Airborne Systems Showcases New Parachute Technologies to Egyptian Airborne Special Forces
Eloy, AZ - 30 April, 2008
Airborne Systems, held a special demonstration event for the Egyptian Special Forces, providing them with the opportunity to view some of the world’s most advanced parachute products.
The Egyptians received first hand experience with the latest high performance military parachute technology by test jumping the Raider/Intruder System, the most advanced ram-air system which is currently under evaluation as a candidate for the replacement of the U.S. Army’s MC-4 Ram Air Parachute System.
One of the highlights of the event allowed the Egyptians to view a remote demonstration of “smart” cargo delivery technology which can be used to re-supply troops in remote, hazardous locations. Airborne Systems’ family of JPADS (Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System) platforms utilizes GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to “steer” the cargo to the target location. The company developed a series of these precision cargo delivery systems for use with varying weights and sizes using the same software
platform. With this “family” approach, the user interface on the Autonomous Guidance Units and the Mission Planer are identical across the various models of “smart” cargo delivery products.
“We appreciate the opportunity to work with this elite Egyptian Special Forces”, said Elizabeth Johnson, Executive Vice President of Sales. “This was a great way to demonstrate our capabilities as a one-stop shopping, global solutions provider for advanced military parachute products”.